Pat LaFontaine

Nassau Coliseum (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Schwartz: ‘A Toast To The Coliseum’ Will Celebrate 43 Years At The Old Barn

“A Toast to the Coliseum” will take place on Friday, April 10 at Chateau Briand in Carle Place on Long Island.

03/24/2015

Pat Lafontaine of the New York Islanders takes a slap shot during warm ups prior to a game against the Los Angeles Kings at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Oct. 4, 1990. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Islanders To Honor LaFontaine On March 24, Prior To Game Vs. Wild

After representing the United States in the 1984 Winter Olympics, Pat LaFontaine jumped straight to the NHL and joined the Islanders in the midst of their quest for a fifth consecutive Stanley Cup.

01/05/2015

Johan Hedberg (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Schwei: Devils Notes And Observations From The Week That Was

Johan Hedberg recorded his first shutout of the season, a 3-0 win for the Devils over the Islanders. It was Hedberg’s eighth shutout with New Jersey, breaking a tie with Chris Terreri for the second-most in club history.

02/04/2013

2012 Hockey Hall-of-Fame inductees Pavel Bure and Joe Sakic (Photos by: Eliot Schechter/Getty Images/NHLI and Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Two Moves That Could’ve Changed Rangers History

Had Joe Sakic and Pavel Bure became Rangers in the their prime, it would have significantly changed the Blueshirts’ fortunes during a dark period.

06/27/2012

Wayne Gretzky #99 of the New York Rangers waves to the crowd from the ice after playing in his final career game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Madison Square Garden on April 18, 1999 in New York City, New York. Gretzky played an energetic final game and added an assist on Brian Leetch's power-play goal although the Rangers finally lost to the Penguins 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Remembering Wayne Gretzky’s Rangers Years

‘The Great One,’ Wayne Gretzky turns 51 today. During a dark time in Rangers’ history, Gretzky illuminated Madison Square Garden.

WFAN–01/26/2012

(l to r) NHL Hall of Famer Clark Gillies, IGHL honoree Pat LaFontaine, IGHL's Frank Lombardi, WFAN's Ann Liguori and NHL Hall of Famer Bob Nystrom

Liguori: Huge Hockey Hearts

What happens when you put three former hockey greats – Pat LaFontaine, Clark Gillies and Bobby Nystrom — in a room together? You are immediately transformed to an era in sports where the heart and the soul of an athlete outweighed the financial rewards of winning.

WFAN–08/11/2010